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GenderFeminine
Scriptsנָעֳמִי Hebrew
PronouncedPron.nay-O-mee English
nie-O-mee English
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Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name נָעֳמִי (Na'omi) meaning "pleasantness". In the Old Testament this is the name of the mother-in-law of Ruth. After the death of her husband and sons, she returned to Bethlehem with Ruth. There she declared that her name should be Mara (see Ruth 1:20).

Though long common as a Jewish name, Naomi was not typically used as an English Christian name until after the Protestant Reformation. A notable bearer is the British model Naomi Campbell (1970-).
Other Languages & CulturesNoemin Biblical Greek Na'omi Biblical Hebrew Noemi Biblical Latin Noemi Czech Noémi, Noémie French Noemi German Noémi Hungarian Noemi Italian Noémia Portuguese Noêmia Portuguese (Brazilian) Noemí, Nohemi Spanish
Same SpellingNa'omi, Naomi (2)
User SubmissionsNaómi, Naómí, Naomí

Images

Naomi (in black) asks Ruth and Orpah to return to Moab in a painting by William Blake (1795)Naomi (in black) asks Ruth and Orpah to return to Moab in a painting by William Blake (1795)

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Entry updated May 31, 2018